Ups and Downs is a conversation-building tool featuring a naked (and very pink!) little fellow who lives the whole gamut of our emotions. Out on the water, he faces the immensity of life from an absurdly inadequate vessel, a bathtub. Ironically, it’s this very absurdity that gives the images their resonance. For when we are as naked and vulnerable as ‘Everyperson’, it is often then that we discover surprising strengths within ourselves.
This card set can be used reflectively to survey and review our own personal journeys. It is ideal for therapeutic conversations about coping with change, choices and how we might hold on to clarity and hope when the fog descends.
These cards can also be used for a range of fun and informal activities including icebreakers or as a stimulus for creative writing. Use them at a staff meeting to clarify where everyone is at. Use them in supervision or a mentoring scenario to talk about achievements and challenges. Highly appealing to people of all ages, the cards are also ideal for men and boys.
The 54 Ups and Downs cards present scenarios any bathtub sailor might experience: from the bliss of steady winds and calm seas to the terror of cyclones; from the relief of seeing the beam of a lighthouse to the anxiety of watching circling sharks. This is one of our most versatile resources for psychologist, counsellors, mental health workers, educators, managers and life coaches.
Angels is a set of 52 exquisitely-illustrated, heart-warming cards featuring ‘everyday’ angels. Each card represents an important quality or skill that we may want to celebrate or invite into our family, workplace, classroom and community, such as contentment, peace, assertiveness, clarity, openness, balance or adventure. Counsellors, social workers, teachers, trainers, managers and motivators can use these cards to build conversations, encourage storytelling, and help people of all ages think differently about who they are, what is important, and how to navigate life’s ups and downs. Is there are card... More info
Talking Up Our Strengths is a set of 22 stunning photomontage cards that celebrate the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. As well as being a visual feast, Talking Up Our Strengths is a catalyst for inspiring conversations and storytelling in schools, communities, groups, social work settings, board rooms, family gatherings and back yards. Whether they are spread out across the kitchen bench or on the tables of policy makers and politicians, these cards can be used as tools for reconciliation, social justice and pride... More info
Picture This Cards are a tool that can help to create respectful ways of working with people. An image, especially a photograph, can have a unique ability to help develop relationships with people and stimulate the imagination, memory and emotions. The 75 original, evocative photographs that make up Picture This offer opportunities for people of all ages to reflect on their experiences and communicate with others. Some of these full-colour images are poignant, some are heart-warming and others are tinged with humour. This highly interpretive tool can open up conversations,... More info